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Aetna International Named "Health Insurer of the Year"


1st Middle East Insurance Industry Awards salutes excellence

DUBAI, 4 December 2014: Aetna International has been named Health Insurer of The Year at the 1st Middle East Insurance Industry Awards held in Dubai.

“This award recognizes our position as a leader in global health care coverage and the value our customers place on our deep expertise and differentiated product offer,” said Richard di Benedetto, President, Aetna International.

Aetna International is one of the largest providers of international private medical insurance with more than 600,000 members worldwide, including expatriates, local nationals and business travelers. In 2014 it closed the acquisition of InterGlobal to complement its geographies, products and services.

The Middle East Insurance Industry Awards aim to recognize excellence in the industry. The award winners were determined by a judging panel comprising 25 domestic, regional and international leaders in the insurance industry, led by an independent auditor. These Awards are supported by the Dubai International Financial Centre in conjunction with its 10th anniversary this year.

This is the latest achievement for Aetna International following a number of recent accolades including: the "International Insurer of the Year" award at the World Health Tourism Congress held in Dubai; Health Insurance Daily's Best Group International Private Medical Insurance Provider 2014, and Professional Adviser magazine's Best in Class for Commitment to Healthcare Support in the International Fund & Product Awards 2014.

Saif-Eddin Obeidat, Head of Sales in UAE for the MEA Region accepted the award on behalf of Aetna International

About Aetna International 
Aetna International is committed to helping create a stronger, healthier global community by delivering comprehensive health care benefits and population health solutions worldwide.  One of the largest providers of international private medical insurance, Aetna International serves more than 600,000 members worldwide, including expatriates, local nationals and business travelers. Its global benefits include medical, dental, vision and emergency assistance and, in some regions, life and disability. Aetna International also offers customized technological and health management solutions for health care systems, government entities and large employers to improve people’s health, enhance quality of care and contain costs. For more information, see

About Aetna 
Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 45 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers' compensation administrative services and health information technology products and services. Aetna's customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see and learn about how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world. @Aetna


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